The first track "Bombshell" is a dance rock piece dedicated to Hedy Lamarr, a famous inventor and actress in Hollywood in the 40s and 50s. The record is a genre-bending piece that takes elements from electronica/dance and soft rock sounds with contemporary aesthetics. The production is slightly bridged between the past and present with its rich and commanding vocals that remind one of the golden oldies. The lyrics dwell on a past glory and how time often shows us how fleeting humanity is and things we often care about begin to wither away. Lines like "My beauty saved me, many times and then it began to vanish and I felt lost/Now they call me bombshell" signal a significant change in one's life.
The accompanying video is a blend of generative AI with paintings that capture the beauty and brilliant mind of the late actress and inventor. Hedy's initial concept of “frequency hopping” laid the foundation for the invention of wireless communications technologies, including Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth
The B-Side of this double single is "The Ballad of Alan Mathison," an experimental prog rock track that starts off with a mellow lo-fi piano-driven introduction underpinned by filtered melodic vocals that sang about the London bombing by the Nazis in 1940 and the genius of Alan Turing, inventor of artificial intelligence. The track slowly builds up into a frenzy at the 1:28 mark as the rock drums come into play and listeners get the full tale of the great scientist as the band sings "My name is Alan and I'll save millions of people from death" before taking us deep into his wartime exploits as an inventor and notably for saving England from the tyrannical Nazis by cracking the Enigma code.
Even in these songs, Andrea Pizzo's group puts science and everything that revolves around it at the center of the lyrics, telling the story of two important inventors.
"We were interested in talking about these two great, unfortunate, and forgotten inventors who have had such a great impact on contemporary society – explains Andrea Pizzo of The Purple Mice – Hedy Lamarr is considered the inventor of WiFi and Bluetooth among other things, Alan Turing is the one who theorized artificial intelligence and saved England and Europe from Nazi rule by deciphering the Enigma code. Both during their lives, especially at the end, were victims of prejudice and human wickedness. We felt it was our duty to celebrate them."